NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say two motorcyclists were killed in an early morning crash involving a deer on an eastern Pennsylvania highway.
Emergency dispatchers in Northampton County said the crash happened shortly before 2 a.m. Monday on Route 33 in Bushkill Township.
State police said the 25-year-old Gregory Conroy, of Stroudsburg, and 25-year-old Sean Aris, of Pocono Pines, were heading along the highway when one motorcycle struck the deer.
Police said the collision then caused a “chain reaction” crash that involved both motorcycles. Both operators were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the highway was shut down for several hours and later reopened.
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